World Religions

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονα Μεγάλα Θρησκεύματα / World Religions
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAngeliki Ziaka
Course ID600014898

Programme of Study: PPS Tm. THeologías - Eisagōgikī Kateýthynsī Mousoulmanikṓn Spoudṓn (EKMS 2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 65
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course534

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the lectures students will be able to: - get acquainted with the different, -understand the basic principles of the world's religions, -communicate and coexist with the religious cultural one another with mutual respect
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Genesis, historical development, teaching, myth, worship, life and society of the modern major religions and cultures of the world, that of Indian (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikchismou) Chinese (Confucianism, Taoism), Tibetan (Lamaism and Bon) and Japanese (Shinto and Japanese Buddhism). Special reference to Islam: genesis, evolution, disciplines, teaching, and structure of Islamic society,contemporary religious and political considerations.
Genesis, historical development, teaching, myth, worship
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of Power-points during the lessons of the Semester. E-Mails
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments130.5
Student Assessment
Exams (written-oral), or writing of papers. The degree of participation of the students during the lectures of the Semester included in the final evaluation.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γρ. Ζιάκα, Θρησκείες και Πολιτισμοί της Ασίας, Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδίσεις ΠΑΜΑΚ, 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
Π.Παχής, Θρησκείες της Ανατολής, Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Κορνηλίας Σφακιανάκη, 2005. Κατασευάζοντας τη Θρησκεία (μετ. Δ. Ξυγαλατάς. Επιμ. Π.Παχής), Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Βάνιας, 2003.
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